Jackie Sinclair

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Jackie Sinclair
Personal information
Full name John Evens Wright Sinclair[1]
Date of birth (1943-07-21)21 July 1943
Place of birth Culross, Fife, Scotland
Date of death 2 September 2010(2010-09-02) (aged 67)
Place of death Dollar, Clackmannanshire, Scotland
Playing position Winger
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1961–1965 Dunfermline Athletic 61 (33)
1965–1968 Leicester City 103 (50)
1968–1969 Newcastle United 43 (6)
1969–1973 Sheffield Wednesday 101 (14)
1973 Chesterfield (loan) 10 (3)
1973–1975 Dunfermline Athletic 52 (9)
1975–1976 Stenhousemuir 18 (1)
National team
1966 Scotland 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

John Evens Wright Sinclair (21 July 1943 – 2 September 2010) was a Scottish footballer who played as a winger for six different clubs in the English and Scottish leagues. Sinclair played in one international game for Scotland, in 1966.


Several members of his family were involved in high-level football. His uncle Tommy Wright was a Scottish international. His brother Willie Sinclair, his son Chris Sinclair and his cousin Tommy Wright were also professional footballers.[2]

Playing career[edit]

Club career[edit]

He began his career at Dunfermline Athletic in his native Scotland, and moved south of the border to join Leicester City in May 1965.

In January 1968, Sinclair joined Newcastle United, where he became a member of the team that won the 1969 Fairs Cup. In December 1969, he was sold to Sheffield Wednesday, where he spent three-and-a-half seasons before finishing his career back in Scotland with his former club Dunfermline, and lastly Stenhousemuir.

International career[edit]

While at Leicester, Sinclair won his solitary cap for Scotland, appearing in a 1966 friendly match against Portugal.[3]


Sinclair died in September 2010, aged 67, following a long battle with cancer. He was the first member of Newcastle's Fairs Cup winning side to die.[4]


  1. ^ "Jackie Sinclair". Barry Hugman's Footballers. Retrieved 9 April 2017. 
  2. ^ "Jackie Sinclair: Goalscoring winger who helped Newcastle United win their only major trophy of the last half-century". The Independent. 16 September 2010. Retrieved 29 December 2010. 
  3. ^ Jackie Sinclair at the Scottish Football Association
  4. ^ Fairs Cup legend Sinclair loses cancer battle Archived 2012-04-04 at the Wayback Machine., Newcastle Chronicle (3 September 2010). Retrieved on 3 September 2010.

External links[edit]

  • Jackie Sinclair, Post War English & Scottish Football League A - Z Player's Database